Faculty and Staff

Administration


Mrs. Meredith Le Grand, M.Ed.

Co-Head of School, Academic


Mr. Thomas Le Grand

Co-Head of School, Business


Mrs. Leslie Montague

Director of Admission


Ms. Joan Marie Parasine

School Founder


Mr. Wasim Malik

Staff Accountant


Mrs. Ivy Moore, LPN

School Health Coordinator


Mrs. Anne Ray

Administrative Assistant


Miss Moani Lum

Assistant to the Co-Heads/Communications


Ms. Kaitlyn Giblin

Receptionist

Mrs. Knoke's Class


Mrs. Amanda Knoke

Pre-Primary (Toddler) Teacher


Mrs. Manjula Patel

Assistant - Mrs. Knoke


Mrs. Jeannette Yanes

Pre-Primary Intern Teacher/Extended Day & Aftercare


Orsolya Csiba

Assistant - Mrs. Knoke


Mrs. Margarita Ibarra

Assistant - Mrs. Knoke

Miss Rucker's Class


Miss Carolyn Rucker

Primary Teacher


Mrs. Sadia Ahmad

Assistant - Miss Rucker


Miss Ashley Wagner

Assistant - Miss Rucker

Mrs. Evers' Class


Mrs. Laura Evers

Primary Teacher


Mrs. Sofia Curran

Assistant - Mrs. Evers


Mrs. Maria Benincasa

Assistant - Mrs. Evers

Ms. Silverman's Class


Ms. Coleen Silverman

Primary Teacher


Ms. Sara Bjerde

Assistant - Ms. Silverman


Mrs. Suzan Orman

Assistant - Ms. Silverman


Ms. Wei Lu

Primary Intern - Ms. Silverman

Mrs. Vaz's Class


Mrs. Avan Vaz

Primary Teacher


Miss Jennifer Kiess

Intern and Assistant - Mrs. Vaz


Mrs. Riffat Malik

Assistant - Mrs. Vaz, and Peace Teacher

Mrs. Fremming's and Ms. Church's Class


Mrs. Megan Fremming

Primary Teacher


Ms. Sarah Roberts

Primary Teacher


Mrs. Tammy Gikakis

Assistant - Mrs. Fremming


Mrs. Nga Tran

Assistant - Mrs. Fremming

Mr. McCracken's and Mrs. Farruggio's Class


Mr. Gregory McCracken

Upper Elementary Teacher


Mrs. Patricia Farruggio

Upper Elementary Teacher


Mrs. Heather Smith

Assistant - Mr. McCracken and Mrs. Farruggio

Ms. Carter-Nanian and Ms. Mulhall's Class


Ms. Caitlyn Carter-Nanian

Lower Elementary Teacher


Ms. Sara Mulhall

Lower Elementary Teacher


Mrs. Sarah Grocock

Assistant - Ms. Carter-Nanian and Ms. Mulhall

Ms. McCusker's and Ms. Cardosi's Class


Ms. Joyce McCusker

Lower Elementary Teacher


Ms. Calesse Cardosi

Lower Elementary Teacher


Ms. Cherie Young

Assistant - Ms. McCusker and Ms. Cardosi

Enrichments


Mrs. Mary Meckley

Art Teacher


Ms. Nina Gibson

Music and Drama Teacher- Upper Elementary


Ms. Brenda Chambers

Physical Education Teacher


Mrs. Nancy Maurer

Spanish Teacher


Ms. Karen Di Dio

Librarian


Mrs. Jaimie Galbreath, M.Ed.

Science Teacher


Janet Lee Ph.D.

Technology Teacher


Mrs. Nayana Talsania

Science Lab Assistant


Mrs. Monica Granovsky

Spanish Teacher


Ms. Laura Cian

Music and Spanish Teacher

Bus Drivers


Mr. Hyo Kyu Pak

Bus Driver


Mr. James Brantley

Bus Driver

Extended Day and Aftercare


Miss Zeynep Biron

Assistant - Mrs. Nelson


Ms. Anne Nelson

Extended Day/Aftercare Coordinator and Lead Teacher

The Montessori School of McLean has a highly trained, world-class faculty and staff! All of our classrooms have at least one Montessori trained teacher (Elementary has two), all teachers have a minimum of a Bachelors Degree, a few have Masters Degrees, and several more are currently pursuing a Masters. Our Enrichment teachers all have a degree or certification in the area in which they teach, and several of our classroom assistants are pursuing or already have a Montessori certification. Among our 52 faculty and staff members, there are at least 15 world languages spoken, creating a wonderfully diverse experience for our school. Most importantly, our faculty and staff share a passion for education and strive to make the world a better place through their work with young children!